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Avatar f tn Im really paranoid about my growth plates fusing - everytime I feel something on my legs, I think my growth plates are fusing. Can you tell when they fuse? Because for months now I feel tingly around my ankle and shin bone, sometimes my knee. Im really scared that Im going to stop growing! Im 15 years old and 4'11! You can see why I dont want them to fuse... Help please???
Avatar f tn He recently had a an x-ray of his left wrist and it was determined that his bone age was 17 yrs and that his growth plates in his hand were closed. Growth plates in the wrist were almost closed. I was told the wrist and knee growth plates are 90% the same regarding growth plates. Also, he had elevated thyroid antibodies. Not yet needing thyroid medication, but we have a strong maternal history of Hashimoto's disease.
Avatar f tn The surgeon told us he had a little growth left. My concern is if they had to place a screw in the knee will this affect the remainder of growth he had left?
Avatar f tn said looked like growth plates were starting to close by knee. My son wears a 10.5 shoe and 6 foot win span. Iā€™m 5ā€™10 mom is 5ā€™6. Can he still grow another couple inches? He did grow a .5 inch the past 30 days.
Avatar f tn I am 17 and my knee growth plates have just closed. But Iis tgethere a chance of gaining few more inches in torso. Please answer I am 5'6.3 Mu dad is 5'8.
Avatar n tn In the knee, and hip joints there is a fatty pad that has growth hormones (or maybe attracts growth hormones, I don't know) that when that is damaged, the limb will grow more slowly than it should. This is a huge problem in small children who severely damage a joint - the fear that they've damaged the little "growth plate" located in the joint. You say your son has one sign of hip dysplasia - could that growth pad be damaged in that hip?
Avatar n tn s thyroid is down, his cortisone levels low, his testosterone levels low and his growth hormone levels high. Taps of his knee removed up to 500 cc of fluid, but no evidence of anything specifically wrong inside the knee, just that it was being damaged. He looked gaunt and unhealthy. 1. what hormonal problem could be causing these symptoms? 2. Why would joint damage be associated with rapid growth and low testosterone levels?
Avatar f tn Her orthopedist has said probably patello-femoral syndrome (growth plates still marginally open) but acknowledges that the knee instability isn't consistent with that diagnoses (nor is the intensity of the pain). She says there is nothing more she can do and maybe my daughter will outgrow it. I am at my wit's end! My daughter cannot do any activities without pain -- walking, swiming, cycling, skiing, horseback riding, etc. -- and is becoming very depressed (we are treating that).
Avatar n tn Things that can lead to more mature growth plates include problems related to excess puberty hormones such as early puberty, or adrenal hormones, also obesity in itself can lead to a slightly more mature development of bones as the effect from the insulin that overweight children can make excessively in response to their size.
Avatar f tn It is best not to interfere with normal growth process. You are already 18 years old, so your growth plates would be all more or less fused. You are unlikely to grow much taller than what you are. At most you may gain an inch, but it is more likely that you will gain a centimeter or more. Do discuss this with your doctor. Take care!
Avatar n tn I had surgery at 14, tumor was benign, and they put staples in all of my growth plates in my right knee (to let the left catch up) and stables in 1 side of my right knee to try and even out my left femur. Since I have been fine however I get the basic arthritis in the cold, etc along with my left knee not lining up right it bugs me. My question is, I am 28 now, things have changed since then. Is there anything or any procedures I should be looking into?
Avatar m tn My point is this must mean that truly your growth plates may become unremarkable to x ray imaging but they can still function an cause growth even after puberty an might become dormant due to significant drops of GH due to age but if activated by excess level of hg cause by acromegaly can cause growth in stature again and the evidence I presented before prove that case. Even if you do your own minimal research you will see this will be the case in multiple patients.
Avatar m tn My point is this must mean that truly your growth plates may become unremarkable to x ray imaging but they can still function an cause growth even after puberty an might become dormant due to significant drops of GH due to age but if activated by excess level of hg cause by acromegaly can cause growth in stature again and the evidence I presented before prove that case. Even if you do your own minimal research you will see this will be the case in multiple patients.
Avatar m tn The size of these growth plates corresponds directly to your potential adult size. Your growth plates could still have an inch or two in them at age 16. Good nutrition is important to growth, with a diet rich in protein, as well as calcium, magnesium, Vit. D3, and other minerals.
Avatar f tn 5 to 2 inches right below the knee on the front of the Tibia on her right leg. She had a recheck 6 months later and there were no problems in her growth plates and all seemed to be fine. Since then she has been waking up screaming and kicking with pain behind her knee right in the middle across the crease where the knee bends. She does this 2 or 3 times a month. There doesn't seem to be a pattern to it. Sometimes we have done a lot of walking, she has done a bunch of jumping, running, etc.
Avatar n tn Can a teenager have height growth as long as his growth plates have not fused? His plates are currently open but of a 17 year old. Are there ways to slow the epiphyseal premature closing ? He was originally predicted to have a mature height of 73" and the mental strain of a medication changing that is a concern.
Avatar f tn Saw an orthopaedic doctor who took X-rays and found she has open growth plates throughout her spine and mild kyphosis. Her bones are that of a 12 year old. He said it is essentially a waiting game until they close for pain to subside. Earlier this she she sprained her ankle. She is having therapy now because of continued pain. Dr said she also has open growth plates in ankle. Does anyone have any kids who are experiencing this? Did it get better?
Avatar m tn Hi, My Student Industrial Team and I have come up with a device that relieves knee pain for those with runner's knee and the elderly as well. It utilizes pressure plates on the sides of the knee that help to stabilize and decrease the pain. What's your take?
Avatar m tn hmmm not to mention they did a test on hamsters that closed their growth plates and peolple have taken pics of the growth plates of 14 year olds and after took it again and they were freaking closed! I wouldnt do it unless he is 6' or over right now. Thats my 2 cents u can always try to find other ways to get rid of acne, but once ur bones are fused u aint growing any more unless you want him to stay in the body that he has now as 14?
Avatar m tn Hello! The long bones fuse at the age of 20 years in males and around 19 years in females and it is possible to grow in length further from your present age and height. You height is determined primarily with the genetic inheritance you had from your parents and fore fathers. The other factor is your endocrine hormones like growth factors etc. and proper diet and exercise. I would suggest you to follow up with an endocrinologist and take it forward and do not self medicate. Take care!
Avatar n tn The doctor has not seen my X ray results yet (my left wrist) but believes my growth plates must have prematurely closed at a young age because of the high testosterone levels (he says he cannot say for sure until he sees the x rays though). I have seen my x rays today and it seems all my growth plates in my wrist have closed (I have compared it to an 18 year old bone age x ray and they are very similar whereas the bone age x ray photo of the 17 year old has still some space in his radius.
Avatar m tn If you go to an orthopedist, make sure that it is a pediatric orthopedist because your son is still growing, and growth plates are still active. Has ibuprofen helped with the pain? He also could be experiencing "growing pain", which is literally that, but there may be special precautions he has to take depending on where the pain is. Another reason to see an pediatric orthopedist.
Avatar n tn The doctor has not seen my X ray results yet (my left wrist) but believes my growth plates must have prematurely closed at a young age because of the high testosterone levels (he says he cannot say for sure until he sees the x rays though). I have seen my x rays today and it seems all my growth plates in my wrist have closed (I have compared it to an 18 year old bone age x ray and they are very similar whereas the bone age x ray photo of the 17 year old has still some space in his radius.
Avatar n tn t have an armpit,now i am 12 and going to be 13 this october,can you please tell me for how long will my growth plates be open;is it correct that if a girl has fixed mensuration cycle means her growth plates are fused,coz' i don't have fixed........
Avatar m tn The doctor treating him noted that the growth plates in his wrist are closed and that he was close to done growing (another inch or so). This distressed us because he only 5'5" . I am 5'8" and my wife is 5'5". I always assumed he would be about as tall as I am at least. We took him to an endo who did blood work and x-rayed his wrist. Blood work is fine but the growth plates in the wrist are indeed fused.
Avatar m tn 13.5 yr old boy open growth plates. bones show age 13. tanner stage 3. complete acl tear. 70 degree drill <8mm or iliotibal band?
Avatar n tn The doctor has told us that his x-ray (wrist) shows that his growth plates are fused. Is it possible that the x-ray reading is not accurate, or that he will continue to grow anyway? His dad and uncles are 6ft and over. The shortest man in my family is 5'8. The doctor also said his bone age is 19- don't some boys grow even after 19? Any advice?
Avatar n tn I was told her one pain has to do with her growth plates growing too fast. THANKFULLY her knee pain had improved but she has been having a lot of pain in her neck. I took her to the ER, they ordered X-rays & they were "normal". She's in a lot of pain & I'm so tired of not getting answers!!! Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be appreciated!